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    Academic Learning Compact - Jewish Studies

    This major familiarizes you with the aspects of Jewish history, religion, languages and cultures. Emphasis is placed on basic language acquisition, analysis and critical evaluation of texts and contexts, integration of cultural data with disciplinary concerns outside of Jewish studies and comparative frameworks among different Jewish groups and with co-territorial non-Jews.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Satisfactory evaluation of paper written for the CJS capstone course, graded according to deparment rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of and competence in the Jewish experience (including minority and diasporic communities within a comparative framework).
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of transformations of Jewish communities over time and space.
    3. Understand the significance of language in assessing Jewish culture(s).
    4. Evaluate and apply effectively the significance, quality and veracity of information (both primary and secondary) in the literature.
    5. Articulate research results clearly and effectively in an accepted style of presentation.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5
    Courses are taken multiple times with changes in topic.
    JST 2930
    Introduction to Jewish Studies
    I I I I  
    JST 3930
    Holocaust Studies
    R R R R R
    JST 3930
    Modern European Jewish History
    R R R R R
    JST 3930
    Jewish History
    R R R R R
    JST 3930
    Secular Jewish Culture
    R R R R R
    JST 4936
    Judaism and Politics
    A A A A A
    JST 4936
    Israeli Society
    A A A A A

    Assessment Types:
    Direct assessment of essays and final tests (by track: Holocaust studies, Israel studies, general studies).

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